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by Anthony Browne
Instructor: Emily Chen
Children’s Literature 2006 Spring
Anthony grew up in Yorkshire,
He loved art and would spend
hours drawing with his father.
His father was an unusual man -
outwardly strong and confident,
but also shy and sensitive - a bit
like the gorillas he love to
Anthony studied graphic design
and then went on to paint the
insides of people's bodies for
After 3 years found that the work
was becoming repetitive and
instead began designing
This in turn led him to illustrating
children's books - his book Gorilla
began life as a picture on a birthday
He is fascinated by gorillas and the
contrast they represent - their huge
strength and gentleness.
Anthony's illustrations also reveal his
love of the Surrealist painters.
The Birth of Venus
Painted in about 1485 by Sandro Botticelli 波提切利
This painting shows the goddess of love coming out
of the sea and being blown to the shore by the wind
gods. I think it’s the most graceful painting I’ve ever
Lots of Dots
things in the
Sunday Afternoon on theIsland of La
Painted between 1884-6 by Georges Seurat 喬治修拉
The painting is made from lots of tiny dots of
pure color. I love the way it seems to shimmer.
You have to stand back to see it properly.
I had getting
a bit bored
all that grass.
Painted in 1867 by Jean Francois Millet 尚法蘭西斯
3 poor women collect the scant remains of the
harvest; the rich are far off in the background. I find
it beautiful because it is so plain.
Coming To Life
I was just
painting when I
heard a small
voice say, “Give
us a hand.”
The Creation of Adam
Painted between 1508-12 by Michelangelo 米開朗基羅
This is only a small detail from a huge picture which
took him 4 years to paint. I’m amazed that just one
mancreated such a magnificent piece of work.
Can you solve
about 1503-6 by
Leonardo da Vinci
She has a very
What do you think
she’s smiling about?
to attend the
The Arnolfini Marriage
Painted in 1434 by
Jan van Eyck 范艾克
He could make his
pictures seem very
real because of the
way he painted
detail and light and
shade. I almost feel as
through I’m in the same
room as these 2 people.